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Second Lincoln parent files suit in E. coli contamination

A second Lincoln family is suing a Massachusetts business that is accused of supplying burger meat tainted with E. coli bacteria during a Lincoln Middle School trip after which several students and staff became sick.

Lincoln resident Barry Santos is the plaintiff on behalf of his daughter Lynn Santos. Lynn and other Lincoln sixth graders and staffers spent Oct. 13 through Oct. 16 doing activities on a class trip at Camp Bournedale in Plymouth, Mass. On the the trip’s last day, they ate burgers.

The suit, filed Friday in Plymouth County, Mass., Superior Court, alleges that Crocetti-Oakdale Packing, doing business as South Shore Meats, sold the "contaminated food" consumed that day and that it "was not fit for the uses and purposes intended by the defendant, i.e.. human consumption," according to a draft copy of the suit.

Some 20 to 30 Lincoln Middle School students and chaperones got sick from E. coli when they returned home, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health spokeswoman.

Earlier this month, Lincoln resident Jaimee Richmond, the mother of middler schooler Austin Richmond, filed suit against the same business.

Somerset, Mass., lawyer Steven P. Sabra is co-counsel for both lawsuits along with the Seattle-based firm Marler Clark, which specializes nationally in litigation involving food-borne illness allegations.
South Shore Meats, in Brockton, issued a voluntary recall after E. coli was found in leftover ground beef samples taken from the camp by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, according to a Rhode Island Department of Health advisory in October.

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